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Principal Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 19719

Collins McNicholas are delighted to partner exclusively with the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork in their search for a Principal Engineer to lead their new Bioelectronics Packaging Division. This role will initially be on a 3-year fixed-term contract but as projects and funding grows this can be extended or made permanent. The Tyndall Institute is undergoing an exciting expansion with a new state of the art development nearing completion and international recognition for many of its projects.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Drive research innovation in healthtech systems packaging within the Bioelectronics Packaging Team and through collaborations with other Tyndall groups as part of the Tyndall Bioelectronics Cluster, proactively driving annual objective setting with the group.
  • Provide leadership of a digital healthtech systems integration and assembly engineering capability; development of a team strategic vision with the collaborative input of group members and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead a portfolio of collaborative projects with strategic industry, clinical and/or academic partners for digital healthtech sensor systems.
  • Ensure excellence in the delivery of all research outputs, including technical reports, prototypes and demonstrators, filed intellectual property, and peer reviewed publications.
  • Develop new proposals and projects in line with Tyndall National Institute’s 2025 strategy.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders including multinational and indigenous companies, clinical groups, industry organisations, funding agencies, and representatives of Government departments.
  • Identification of future engineering challenges and solutions that meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders; partner with Tyndall’s Business Development, and ICT for Health team to engage with customers and collaborators to scope out new projects.
  • Successful recruitment of high calibre engineering talent on an ongoing basis.
  • Pro-actively supports senior management in developing long term strategic technology R&D direction.

Role Requirements:

  • An Honours degree in a relevant discipline of science or engineering, with typically several years relevant senior engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on electronic packaging projects and in leadership of larger multi-disciplinary and cross-functional research teams and projects, together with evidence of a lead technical role in research projects.
  • Track record of leading a team of independent Engineers and a demonstrated ability in personnel management, R&D team management, and in mentoring and coaching staff in the advancement of their careers.
  • Significant experience in engaging in knowledge / technology transfer and innovation activity to deliver impact to internal/external stakeholders, including experience of transferring ICT related devices from R&D to scale-up manufacturing.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Barry O'Brien.